Munnar Hill Station

DSC_2441We spent the first two days of our trip to Kerala in Munnar, a beautiful hill station.

Before and after the trip A’s parents were telling stories about great a grandfather, wild tigers and roaming dangerous elephants. While my ancestors were busy eating their boiled potatoes in Sweden and Denmark, some of his ancestors enjoyed beautiful views like this.

DSC_2438Munnar is most of all famous for tea. Every mountain, every slope, every village – it’s all about tea. It was so beautiful I felt like I should take the chance to make my own little Bollywood dance. This would have been such a great opening scene. “The hills are alive with the scents of tea …”

DSC_2469We couldn’t pluck tea, as it was all privately owned. But if someone else plucks tea and puts it into your hand – is it considered breaking the rules? Without worries about land owners our driver took us to the best places and plucked a handful of leaves for us to smell at.

When you pluck tea you should go for the newest leaves at the top of the plant. The leaves themselves has no special smell or taste of tea. It is not until after oxidation, drying and roasting the special tea smell will appear.

DSC_2350The two of us enjoyed seeing things together, doing things together, and just simply being together. After four months apart every hour was worth it weight in gold.

DSC_2170If we imagine time having a weight, of course.

And this guy. I love him so much.

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